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Minnesota Grand Lodge Presents:. Motivating our Brothers. MWB Neil Neddermeyer www.Cinosam.net. Preview of Approach. What is motivation? How do you motivate anyone? What motivates you ? How do you motivate volunteers? Real challenges and approaches. Special Challenges

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minnesota grand lodge presents

Minnesota Grand Lodge Presents:

Motivating our Brothers

MWB Neil Neddermeyer

www.Cinosam.net

preview of approach
Preview of Approach
  • What is motivation?
  • How do you motivate anyone?
  • What motivates you?
  • How do you motivate volunteers?
  • Real challenges and approaches.
  • Special Challenges
  • Understanding limits
1 what is motivation
1. What is motivation?
  • What makes people strive for change?
  • Reality about motives
2 how do you motivate anyone
2. How do you motivate anyone?
  • Can a leader find the “hot buttons”?
  • Can you “motivate,” but not manipulate?
3 what motivates you
3. What motivates you?
  • Pride
  • Enjoyment
  • A sense of duty or obligation
  • Recognition – applause and awards
  • Acceptance
  • Tangible reward
  • Positive “K.I.T.A.”
4 how do you motivate volunteers
4. How do you motivate volunteers?
  • What is a “volunteer”?
  • Recognize differences in members
  • If not pay or duty, which rewards work?
4 how do you motivate volunteers1
4. How do you motivate volunteers?
  • Differences between “command” and supervision and leading volunteers?
5 real challenges with volunteers
5. Real Challenges with Volunteers
  • Volunteers can “walk” 3 ways
  • How can you keep them?
six special challenges
Six Special Challenges
  • He’s willing, but is he able?
  • He’s able, but will he be available?
  • “We have always done it this way.”
  • “You can’t do that in this Lodge.”
  • “I didn’t ask for this, you asked me!”
  • “I changed my mind.”
challenge no 1 willing incompetents
Challenge No. 1: Willing Incompetents

“He’s willing,

but is he able?

challenge no 2 overcommitted members
Challenge No. 2: Overcommitted Members

He’s able, but will he be avail-able?

  • Watch out for the man who can’t say “no.”
  • Sometimes it’s better to go with a novice.
  • As a leader you must choose
challenge no 3 status quo guardian
Challenge No. 3: Status quo guardian

“We have always done it this way.”

  • Listen to the “old timers”
  • Don’t be intimidated; it’s your decision
  • Don’t be manipulated to name someone to a committee just because he always did the task before.
challenge no 4 the traditionalists
Challenge No. 4: The Traditionalists

“You can’t do that in

this Lodge.”

challenge no 5 conscripted volunteers
Challenge No.5: Conscripted “Volunteers”

“I didn’t ask for this,

you asked me!”

challenge no 6 the quitter
Challenge No. 6: The quitter

“I changed my mind.”

understanding limits
Understanding Limits
  • Remember the EA charge
    • Family and work come first
    • If within the length of my cable tow
after all is said you must decide
After all is said, you must decide

Rule 1- Avoid arbitrary decisions

Rule 2- The Master has to make decisions when there is conflict.

Rule 3- Think it through

Rule 4- Use the gavel with A light touch

conclusion
Conclusion
  • Understanding is the key
  • Keep demands reasonable.
  • Be sensitive
  • Praise publicly; correct in private.
  • “Please” and “Thanks